I've put a 10M beacon on 28.278.8 MHz, listen if you get a chance and send signal report if you hear it! The beacon is HTX-100 running 5 or 25 watts into dipole at 40 feet in my attic.
I have been a ham since I was 16 in 1976 as WN4OTD. In 1977 my parents boughta new FT101EE which I am still have. I brought the rig out of retirement after several years of moving around in January 2009. In June 2009 I bought an ICOM IC746 and really like this radio and added a CW filter which is a must andimproved reception. Computer interface and HRD5 is great tool. This is my primary rig now!
In July 2010 I bought a Kenwood TS130S at the Indy hamfest for $125 to use as mobile/portable rig. I have made many mobile contacts on 40M which has been a pleasure. I'll be putting different hamsticks on to try other bands soon.
My attic antenna farm consists of a 80M dipole folded around like a loop with the far side cut open. It goes around the inside of the attic at head height, a 40M dipole that is up in the very top of the attic about 20' off the attic floor running north/south. A 30M dipole running east/west. A single element 20/15/10 tribander on 16 foot pole. THe 10M beacon dipole, and a 17M dipole at headheight. I have built a 3 element 6M yagi and 5 element 2M yagi. My Diawa CNW419 tuner helps load the different antennas and I work on all bands from 160M to 2M.
I normally run 100 watts.I will always QSL and love to exchange QSL cards. I'm uploading all to eQSL and LOTW. I especially like LOTW. I have DXCC and WAS. I have 250 countries worked and 232 confirmed as of 2/3/2013. I work CW almost exclusively and am a member of FISTS and SKCC.
I listen and sometime talk on 146.52 and 146.88 W9RCA rpt.
I an an electrical engineer working on wireless and radar projects. Look here for my latest product: http://www.mssedco.com/intersector_sensor.htm
I grew up near Knoxville, TN and still miss trout fishing in the Smokies. I moved to Indianapolis in 1983 and been here since.
Interesting fact: We lived in Belgium from 2002 through 2003 near Antwerpen. Stella, chocolate and waffles!
Thanks and 73...hpe to cu on the air soon!
14040 Brookstone Dr
Carmel, IN 46032. USA
Susie and I at Hilly Hundred 2012.
Aeronautical mobile Fall 2012.
Landing at Grissom AFB.
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